Like a lot of other people I like the Dummies series, they're to the point and cover just about everything you'd need to know to get you started with whatever subject they're covering. This one is no different. It covers how essential oils are made, a little history, how aromatherapy can affect your daily life, which scents to be careful with, etc.
For beginners it may seem that there's too much information in this tome, but trust me after a trying some of the combinations you'll be hooked and want to learn as much as possible about the plants used and the methods for extracting oils. It's amazing how smell can affect the way you feel or behave. Now, if I could just find a combination to quiet my dogs' noisy, energetic play sessions.
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